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Published on April 21st, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 21/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-RUP Boeing 737-808/W c/n 34706 Transaero Airlines not taken up stored Bournemouth for delivery to Jet2 May 2015. 

G-CELK Boeing 737-330 c/n 23530 Jet2 to Dublin Aerospace 19/04/15.

OO-TCQ Airbus A320-214 c/n 2114 Thomas Cook Belgium Ferried East Midlands-Dublin 17/04/15 for painting for Brussels Airlines.

N873TM CRJ200 c/n 7363 GECAS Ferried Ploujean-Prestwick-Keflavik 17/04/15 ex 5X-UGH.

Global Aviation News: 

Air New Zealand Tentatively Schedules Last Boeing 737 Operation in Sep 2015

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248425/air-new-zealand-tentatively-schedules-last-boeing-737-operation-in-sep-2015/

American nearly halfway through repainting its fleet

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/airline-business/2015/04/american-nearly-halfway-repainting-fleet/

Australia domestic airline market outlook: Qantas Group reins in capacity as Virgin continues growth

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/australia-domestic-airline-market-outlook-qantas-group-reins-in-capacity-as-virgin-continues-growth-218946

Big US 3 Versus Big Gulf 3: The Airline Wars Continue

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/04/17/big-3-versus-big-3-the-airline-wars-continue/

Bristol Airport reveals business plans for return of direct flights to US

Read more: http://www.southwestbusiness.co.uk/news/17042015075643-bristol-airport-reveals-business-plans-for-return-of-direct-flights-to-us/

Emirates enjoins Rolls-Royce in its push for an A380 NEO

Read more: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2015/04/18/emirates-enjoins-rolls-royce-in-its-push-for-an-a380-neo/

Emirates Airlines not ready to resume fuel hedging

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/emirates-airline-not-ready-to-resume-fuel-hedging 

Emirates Orders Trent 900 For Future A380s

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/emirates-orders-trent-900-future-a380s

FlyNiki abandons Bratislava base, extends Finnair codeshare

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/flyniki-abandons-bratislava-base-extends-finnair-codeshare

Iran needs ‘up to 500 airliners’ in next decade

Read more: http://www.arabnews.com/news/734066

LOT Polish Airlines reports first profit in seven years in 2014

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/lot-polish-airlines-reports-first-profit-seven-years-2014

Lower airfares? Now that’s the Spirit!

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/travel/columnists/tom-parsons/20150417-lower-airfares-now-thats-the-spirit.ece

Middle East tourism poised to grow

Read more: http://www2.anba.com.br/noticia/21867461/tourism/middle-east-tourism-poised-to-grow/

Oman Air and Cargolux sign Joint Venture agreement

Read more: http://www.zawya.com/story/Oman_Air_and_Cargolux_sign_Joint_Venture_agreement-ZAWYA20150418084959

TAP Portugal pilots announce 10-day strike beginning May 1

Read more: http://atwonline.com/labor/tap-portugal-pilots-announce-10-day-strike-beginning-may-1

The US airlines’ new era of profitablity offers a new basis for sustainability. What will unions do?

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/the-us-airlines-new-era-of-profitablity-offers-a-new-basis-for-sustainability-what-will-unions-do-219298

US airlines have missed the bus

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/opinion/editorials/us-airlines-have-missed-the-bus-1.1494242

US airline industry unit costs have become highly competitive post-Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/us-airline-industry-unit-costs-have-become-highly-competitive-post-chapter-11-bankruptcy-219289

Valencia Provides More Than 300 Days of Sunshine to Airlines

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248393/valencia-provides-more-than-300-days-of-sunshine-to-airlines/

Vilnius Airport is the fastest growing airport in Eastern Europe

Read more: http://www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/news/?id=1094125

Why Airline Co-Branded Credit Cards Are So Valuable For Their Partners

Read more: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/04/18/heres-why-airline-co-branded-credit-cards-are-so-v.aspx

Irish Aviation News:

ACI and IATA Partner on AVSEC World – Dublin – 26-28 October 2015 

Read more: https://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/email_web_version.cfm?publish=newsletter&user_id=AIRPORTCI&message_id=9887572

Aer Lingus sale ‘would endanger links to US’

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/aer-lingus-sale-would-endanger-links-to-us-31153723.html

Aran islanders warn of impact of funding cut to air service

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/aran-islanders-warn-of-impact-of-funding-cut-to-air-service-1.2182513

Cityjet to bring 22 new pilots on board

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/cityjet-to-bring-22-new-pilots-on-board-1.2182434

Constituents should have their say regarding proposed aviation fuel pipeline

Read more: http://terenceflanagan.ie/2015/04/15/constituents-should-have-their-say-regarding-proposed-aviation-fuel-pipeline/

DAA begins €14m extension of Dublin Airport car park

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/daa-begins-14m-extension-of-dublin-airport-car-park-1.2181416

DAA chief to attend summit on Cork Airport debt

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/daa-chief-to-attend-summit-on-cork-airport-debt-324869.html

Expert: IAG link to US would be a big boost to Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/expert-iag-link-to-us-would-be-a-big-boost-to-aer-lingus-31155444.html

FLY Leasing Acquires Boeing 737-800

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22695

Irish MEP calls for prices in airport shops around Europe to be reduced

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Irish-MEP-calls-for-prices-in-airport-shops-around-Europe-to-be-reduced

O’Leary: Loss of connectivity from Aer Lingus sale a load of bull

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/oleary-loss-of-connectivity-from-aer-lingus-sale-a-load-of-bull-31153727.html

Penny drops for airport coin firm

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/penny-drops-for-airport-coin-firm-324879.html

Proposed Sale of Aer Lingus: (Resumed) Virgin Atlantic Airlines

Read more: http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/Debates%20Authoring/DebatesWebPack.nsf/committeetakes/TRJ2015040200002

Rescue clips Aer Lingus wings

Read more: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/Business/article1545643.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_04_18

Ryanair Discontinues its IWAK – Gran Canaria Route this summer

Read more: http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/news/25990-ryanair-discontinues-its-iwak-gran-canaria-route-this-summer

Ryanair doubled their advantage over Vueling

Read more: http://www.flightconsulting.com/ryanair-doubled-their-advantage-over-vueling/

Ryanair Still the Largest Airline in Poland

Read more: http://www.neweuropeinvestor.com/news/ryanair-largest-airline-in-poland-10289/

Sicily asks Alitalia, Ryanair to start internal flights

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/36830-sicily-asks-alitalia-ryanair-to-start-internal-flights

Swords-Based Airline Has Best Year Yet

Read more: http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2015/04/14/swords-based-airline-has-best-year-yet/

Virgin Atlantic Opening Statement to the Irish Transport Committee – 02/04/2015

Read more: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/committees/transportandcommunications/Virgin-Atlantic-Transport-Committee-Opening-Statement-020415.pdf

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Ethiopian Airlines moves its European hub to Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1ELxQOL

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18-04-15: http://bit.ly/1Je9YCx

The first initiative of its kind in Ireland is about to take-off: http://bit.ly/1D7QVIJ 

Tweets of the day:

@winglets747 CEO Spohr: Lufthansa flies long-haul nonstop. Gulf carriers believe “in waking up people in the middle of the night to go shopping”.

@winglets747  IATA: yields could further weaken as airlines come off their hedge position, provided fuel remains low.

@winglets74743% of airlines that responded to IATA survey said yields are falling, expect continued decreases (due 2 lower fuel) https://twitter.com/winglets747/status/588867900393410560

@winglets747 ANA’s R2-D2 787: showing ANA’s eagerness for international recognition, but also its challenge to coherently market to non-Japanese.

Today’s Video Picks:

Flying around Ballyboy & Kells January 2015

https://youtu.be/9ike4o9QqUk

Great Planes: Boeing 747 and 777 National Geographic documentary

https://youtu.be/47Olsz3njRA

History – Ryanair’s new TV Ad

https://youtu.be/JTh0U4rtN-E

Kenny Jacobs Intro to ‘History’ Ryanair’s New TV Advert

https://youtu.be/6eIvjq_OkYg

View from EI-ESE at Birr Airfield April 19 2015

https://youtu.be/g1FSbG9Hakk

Winter Flying around Co. Meath

https://youtu.be/-kL5Z7zmOs8

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